- going into rhetorical overdrive
Examples of overdrive in a Sentence
He put the car into overdrive.
His acting career is in overdrive.
The reporters went into overdrive to finish their stories on time.
Recent Examples of overdrive from the Web
Four dollars-a-gallon gasoline, not seen in the Golden State since midsummer 2014, is starting to look likely due to developments that pushed at-the-pump prices into overdrive last week.
The England international has been sent down the pecking order in recent weeks in favour of Ashley Young, sending transfer speculation into overdrive as his relationship with Mourinho continues to be brought into question.
When these melanocytes go into overdrive and produce too much color, the dark spots can occur.
Van Assche’s departure and Jones’s arrival are somewhat surprising, considering that the fashion rumor mill was working in overdrive as to what might happen to Dior Homme’s onetime leader, Slimane, and where Jones would be off to after leaving LV.
Thought to be an autoimmune condition where the cells in the top layer of skin are in overdrive, a psoriasis rash is made up of pink plaques with a characteristic silvery scale.
Speculation of possible Kroger acquisitions or partnerships are in overdrive this month with news outlets suggesting the grocer was eyeing potential takeovers of digital wholesaler Boxed as well as online retailer Overstock.com.
With their lobbyists in overdrive, the railroads might have persuaded lawmakers to delay the mandate.
Let’s kick this into overdrive, and give me a plan,’’ the official said, describing Trump’s reaction to the notion.
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OVERDRIVE Defined for English Language Learners
: a gear in an automobile that allows it to be driven at higher speeds
: a state of great activity especially in order to achieve something
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